Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (14)

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The comprehensive metabolic panel test 14 essential areas of health and wellbeing and includes the following:

  • Glucose
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Creatine (Cr)
  • Calcium (Ca)
  • Chloride (C)
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
  • Total Protein
  • Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)
  • Albumin (Alb)
  • Alkaline Phosphate (ALP)
  • Bilirubin (Bil) 
  • Aspartate Transaminase (AST)
  • Alanine Transaminase (ALT)


The comprehensive metabolic (14) panel will examine multiple areas of health and bodily function, and can be used to indicate various problems and health issues. This panel is used during most routine checkups and physicals and is often a part of long-term treatment follow-up in numerous areas of medicine. Because so many areas of the body are tested it requires a breakdown of each individual area to fully understand it:

Glucose: Low levels may indicate hypoglycemia. High levels may indicate diabetes or hyperglycemia.

Sodium: Low levels may indicate over hydration, fluid retention or edema or hyponatremia. High levels may indicate dehydration or hypernatremia

Potassium: Low levels may indicate dehydration, excessive use of acetaminophens or low levels of potassium. High levels may indicate kidney disorders, hyperkalemia or high levels of potassium.

Creatine (Cr): Low levels are normally not considered concerning or alarming but may result in loss or muscle mass. High levels may indicate kidney disorders, urinary tract infection or prostate issues.

Calcium (Ca):
Low levels may indicate intestinal issues or parathyroid gland issues. High levels may indicate dehydration, kidney disorders, bone cancer, hyperthyroidism or excess intake and levels of Vitamin A, Vitamin D and Calcium.

Chloride (C): Low levels may indicate emphysema, lung disease or low sodium levels. High levels may indicate kidney disease, excess sodium or kidney disorders.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2): Low levels may indicate cirrhosis or liver disease and/or failure. High levels may indicate pneumonia, emphysema or pulmonary disease.

Total Protein: Low levels may indicate kidney or liver issues. High levels may indicate dehydration or excess levels of albumin and globulin.

Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN): Low levels are normally not considered concerning or alarming. High levels may indicate kidney disorders.

Albumin (Alb):
Low levels may indicate nephrotic syndrome, heart failure, liver disease or inadequate protein consumption. Levels may be elevated in cased of dehydration.

Alkaline Phosphate (ALP) Low levels may indicate hypothyroidism, or a deficiency in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C or excess amounts of Vitamin D. Malnutrition may also show low levels. High levels can indicate liver disease or leukemia as well as bone disease.

Bilirubin (Bil):
Low levels are normally not considered concerning or alarming. High levels may indicate cirrhosis, alcohol abuse, hemolytic disease, anorexia, hepatitis or neoplasm.

Aspartate Transaminase (AST): Low levels may indicate a deficiency in Vitamin B6, uremia or certain types of drug treatment. High levels may indicate hepatitis, cirrhosis, drug use, biliary disease or alcohol abuse.

Alanine Transaminase (ALT): Low levels are normally not considered concerning or alarming. High levels may indicate hepatitis, cirrhosis, drug use, biliary disease or alcohol abuse.

Recommended with

 

  • Comprehensive Metabolic (14)
  • CBC
  • Lipid

Is Fasting Required? Yes (at least 8 hours)




More Information: http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?ntc=10231

 


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